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  • Democrat propagandist Ken Burns reminds us of how self-absorbed liberals are

    05/27/2015 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently, documentary film maker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so. Here are some random thoughts about his speech. Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being White as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine...
  • My Library Has Changed the Title of Coulter's Book to "Offensive" (Update @# 51)

    05/27/2015 10:06:45 AM PDT · by lordpumblechook · 67 replies
    If you search the Loudoun County Public Library website for Ann's book, "!Adios, America!" you come up with NOTHING. No combination of those words will bring you to her book. Search by author brings you to her book, UNDER THE TITLE "OFFENSIVE" Curious, yes?
  • The Conservative Counter-Culture

    05/26/2015 2:41:35 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/26/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • So the GOP Must Embrace Evil to Survive. Really?

    05/26/2015 2:35:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/26/15 | Lloyd Marcus
    A black liberal columnist made the point in his article that the future of the GOP rests on it getting rid of its conservatives. Then, the GOP can modernize, attract more young voters of color by embracing open borders, amnesty, abortion, and all the other filth coming out of the Democratic Party. Embracing this strategy is tantamount to embracing evil.Many consultants and sadly, GOP politicians concur with the columnist's strategy. In essence, we are being told that the only way the GOP can win future elections is to embrace an anti-God and anti-righteousness agenda. I cannot and will not embrace...
  • The newest liberal idiocy: Segregating 3rd-graders

    05/25/2015 6:43:31 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    “Can racism be stopped in the third grade?” That’s the question asked in this week’s New York Magazine cover story by journalist Lisa Miller. The short answer, of course, is that it all depends on how you define racism. At the Fieldston Lower School, a $43,000-per-year Riverdale institution, the administration sees racism everywhere. Just consider the “microaggressions” that have been uncovered.
  • (Pew Report) RIP: Over 100 newspapers dumped in year, ads down 50%, circulation hits bottom

    05/24/2015 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    The demise of big city print media, displayed in full by the painfully slow sale of the mammoth New York Daily News, is going nationwide as ad sales decline 50 percent and circulation plummets, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis According to their report, "The Declining Value Of U.S. Newspapers," just three different media companies in 2014 alone decided to dump more than 100 newspaper properties. Pew said the companies spun off the money-losing properties "in large part to protect their still-robust broadcast or digital divisions."
  • Baltimore's 'Peaceful Protestors' Destroyed This Disabled Little Boy's Everything

    05/24/2015 10:04:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    chicksontheright.com ^ | may 23, 2015 | red dawn
    Although the chaos in Baltimore has seemingly come to an end, the damage is done. Buildings are in shambles, and owners have to rebuild their businesses with nothing left of their livelihood except some garbage and burnt pieces of plastic. There are so many heartbreaking stories of individuals affected by the riots, but this one takes the cake. This mom is trying to figure out what steps to take after the “peaceful protestors” destroyed her severely disabled son’s medical equipment, leaving him with nothing. According to the Washington Post, Laporsha Lawson grabbed her disabled son Khai’Lee Sampson and fled to...
  • University Approves ‘history’ Class That Doesn’t Mention Both World Wars

    05/22/2015 6:54:48 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/8/15 | David Hookstead
    Sacramento State University will now allow an anthropology course to fulfill the school’s general education history requirement, a decision that has prompted fierce debate, with history scholars noting it effectively allows students to take a “history” class that doesn’t even mention either World War, among other important topics.As it stands, the anthropology class will reportedly focus on “the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality; the political economy of institutions and ideas, such as racism, classism, sexual stereotyping, family, religion, state, color blindness, multiculturalism, etc.; and, discourses of cultural diversity in the U.S.”
  • Today’s “micro-aggression” is the 1940’s “no soap radio;” it’s all a put on of weak minded people

    05/20/2015 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Way too many college campuses are turning out people who spend their time trying to draw some meaning from their poor education. They believed Obama’s lies and thought that just attending college would be their ticket to a career. Now that graduation time is here again this year’s crop of under educated dimwits is learning how wrong they were. They have spent their college years studying things like Peruvian folk dancing and now they are shocked that no one wants to hire them because their degree is useless. Some of these misguided children have turned to a new type of...
  • How to Kill Christianity

    05/19/2015 5:20:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Trevor Thomas
    Much has been made of the recent Pew poll that highlights America’s religious landscape. What has drawn the most attention is the apparent decline of Christianity in the U.S. “The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining,” began the piece. Many liberals took gleeful notice. The Institute on Religion and Democracy’s Mark Tooley noted, “Secularists and their fellow travelers are ecstatic. The secular utopia about which John Lennon crooned is impending. Christianity is finally dying!” Of course, this is far from the case, as Tooley later reveals. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • Let’s Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media! (extremely satisfying read alert)

    05/18/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Picking on the mainstream media is easier than offending radical feminists, and almost as much fun, but just because it’s barely a challenge doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. We should. We must. All decent, patriotic Americans yearn for the day when the effects of emerging technologies combine with the mainstream media’s insufferable progressive cheerleading to finally destroy it. Its death throes are underway, but it won’t buy the farm overnight. The body of the mainstream media is still shambling along, wreaking havoc, long after it its brain has died. So we need to put down the mainstream media like...
  • Squatters hold California bedroom hostage [Woman cannot remove deadbeats--per California law]

    05/15/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | 5/15/15
    Poonam Sandhu rented out the master bedroom of her Watsonville, California home to a couple through Airbnb. Now they refuse to leave or pay rent. Sandhu says she's been forced from her own home by some terrible tenants.
  • WBAL Doesn’t Give Whole Story in Report About Freddie Gray Case

    05/12/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL did a report Friday night about the attorneys of the six cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray wanting the court to either dismiss the case or recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby over what they call ‘numerous’ conflict of interest charges.... ...but failed to mention the relationship between WBAL reporter Jayne Miller, who covered the story for the station in the heat of the riots, and deputy state’s attorney Janice Bledsoe.
  • Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasn’t True

    05/12/2015 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
  • First Lady's Critics Have Much to Learn (You Freepers need to shut up alert)

    05/12/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience. He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the "race card" at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was "right." I would even have settled for "interesting." After all, when the first lady of the United...
  • Natalie Portman to star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie

    05/12/2015 6:01:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ...Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film. “On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline Hollywood reported. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
  • Who’da Thunk It? ‘Diverse’ Cities Are Most Segregated

    05/10/2015 11:04:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    When I was a freshman at the University of Chicago in 1996, I heard the same thing again and again: Do not leave the boundaries of Hyde Park. Do not go north of 47th Street. Do not go south of 61st Street. Do not go west of Cottage Grove Avenue. These boundaries were fairly explicit, almost to the point of being an official university policy. The campus police department was not committed to protecting students beyond the area, and the campus safety brochure advised students not to use the “El” train stops just a couple of blocks beyond them unless...
  • When Liberals Run Cities

    05/09/2015 4:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Did Bill Gates, the worldÂ’s richest man, cause the breakdown of civil order in Baltimore? How about JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels and the worldÂ’s richest woman? Is she the cause of all the mayhem?Last time I looked, Gates was producing products that bring joy to the life of kids who live everywhere. And he is giving away almost all his wealth to help the poorest people in the world. And Rowling? All she does is write books that youngsters like to read and help make movies people of all ages flock to see. What I know...
  • Ex-FDNY commissioner: ‘De Blasio is a disaster’

    05/08/2015 7:18:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 7, 2015 | Andrea Peyser
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, you have a life-and-death problem. “This guy de Blasio is a disaster,’’ Thomas Von Essen, the former New York City fire commissioner, told me. Von Essen presided over New York’s Bravest on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 innocents, including 343 valiant souls under his command. “I already gave this city my husband. I’m not going to give it my son,’’ a woman who lost her firefighter husband on 9/11, and whose son followed in his dad’s footsteps by joining the Fire Department, told me. She asked to remain anonymous so as...
  • Being an economist is not a bad job; you don’t really ever have to be right, just liberal

    05/07/2015 12:17:11 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Economists don’t have to be right – ever. They just have to say what fits the liberal mindset. Since the proved pedophile John Maynard Keynes told Franklin Roosevelt the way to get America out of the Depression was to make prices so high no one could afford to buy anything, liberals have used economists to justify their failed policies. The latest stupid prediction from the Democrats’ useful economists (DuE) fits perfectly into this construct. When faced with a terrible 0.2% GDP growth rate for the first quarter they told us, “U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the...
  • If You Want to Destroy Your Church, Follow Liberals’ Advice

    05/06/2015 9:06:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2015 | David French
    This past weekend, noted progressive-Christian writer Rachel Held Evans published a widely shared and widely read piece in the Washington Post decrying the Evangelical church’s shallow attempts to appeal to Millennials by trying to make church “cool.” Ms. Evans critiques hashtag campaigns, young-adult groups with names like “Prime” and “Vertical,” and concert-style worship services. She mocks talk of “market share” and “branding,” and in so doing sounds every bit as traditionalist as those who despise the praise choruses of the typical Evangelical megachurch and long for the simple “old-time religion” of their grandparents.But that’s not really her point. Evans...
  • Huffington Post turns 10 — but its profits are still a mystery

    05/06/2015 6:34:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Keith J. Kelly
    A decade after its launch, profits for the Huffington Post remain elusive — but founder and Chairman Arianna Huffington drew a media Who’s Who to the Gramercy Terrace on Monday night to celebrate the news site’s 10th anniversary. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong recalled that when his company’s $315 million deal to buy HuffPo was announced in 2011, AOL’s stock price immediately tumbled 30 percent. It closed at $21.19 at the end of the first day of trading after the announcement.
  • Elderly Black Woman Shreds Democrats on C-Span.

    05/03/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 42 replies
    Start the video at 28:29. This woman blames Baltimore riots entirely on decades of rats and the fatherless homes they caused.
  • Tobacco tax initiative proposed for California

    05/05/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | by PATRICK MCGREEVY
    Stepping up pressure on the California Legislature to raise the tobacco tax, a coalition of health groups said Monday it will begin circulating petitions to put an initiative on the November 2016 ballot to hike the levy on cigarettes. The initiatives would raise the tobacco tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes to raise $1.5 billion annually for smoking prevention and smoking-related medical costs now borne by taxpayers through Medi-Cal, the state's healthcare program for the poor. The filing is by the group Save Lives California Coalition, which includes the American Heart Assn., American Lung Assn. in California, American Cancer...
  • If I Were Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan

    05/04/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In 1965 radio legend Paul Harvey first aired his now-famous piece entitled If I were the Devil which examined the steps the Great Deceiver would likely take in order to win the battle for man's soul. The agenda listed matched (frighteningly) the realities of an American culture  which has gone from a God-fearing and industrious nation into one ripe for misery and plunder.  Like so many Progressives, Earl Ofari Hutchinson used the lead-up to the midterm elections to warn in the "Huffington Post" that A Republican Wave Will Further Sink Black America and throughout the year the Democratic Party has made ceaseless attempts to paint conservatives...
  • Two Underrated Peoples

    05/03/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    In looking over the history of the past 500 years, four nations stand out for having completely and massively altered world civilization in a way that no others have, before or after: England, Spain, France, and Portugal. No other empires even come close. The Muslim conquests were landbound except for island hopping. Chinese and Mongolian conquests were landbound. Even in ancient times, Greek, Roman, and Persian conquests were essentially land operations, except for river fording. Yes, they all had navies, but were not defined by them. What separates the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish was that these nations had vast...
  • The Lying Game

    05/02/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie? Truth has long since been replaced by “narratives” on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesn’t matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the public’s emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means. This “lying game” strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, let’s look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most...
  • Of Course Democrats Deserve The Blame For What’s Happening In Baltimore

    05/02/2015 12:58:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If a person happens to point out that Baltimore’s criminally inept government has been run exclusively by Democrats since 1967 (with one Republican mayor since 1947), and features not a single council member who isn’t a liberal, they may be called a “lazy apparatchik.” Because not everything, you see, is reducible to mere party politics. Now, if an economic renaissance sparked by the progressive policies of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had lifted Baltimore from poverty, I imagine Democrats would be eager to claim credit for the accomplishment. Entire political debates are predicated on the effectiveness of partisan ideas. We blame presidents for...
  • 4 Huge Differences Between Abraham Lincoln And Modern Liberals

    05/02/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carson Holloway
    As America observes the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, we find that this great American’s legacy is as much a source of division as of unity. Lincoln is the first and greatest of America’s Republican presidents. Nevertheless, some voices on the contemporary Left claim that the Republican Party no longer deserves to call itself the party of Lincoln. Lincoln, after all, believed in an expansive exercise of the national power (at least by the standards of his day), while the modern Republican Party says it is more concerned with limiting the reach of the...
  • Now for the truth about police shootings: More police, more Whites shot than Black males

    05/02/2015 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to the fine work of the staff at the Gateway pundit, we have hard numbers that refute the lie that more Black males than White males are shot by our police. More than this, the numbers show that substantially more police officers than Black males are killed each year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has compiled the roll of police officers killed over the past five years. Their research reveals that on average 136 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty each year during the years 2010 through 2014. The Gateway Pundit has...
  • Guys, Michael Moore has some demands (release all Blacks from prison and disarm the police)

    05/01/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Who can this country turn to in dark times, uncertain times, times of unrest, for cogent, well-formulated common-sense solutions and the inspiration to achieve them? Michael Moore, of course, as illustrated by the five-tweet rant that will save America. Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2015 Here's my demand: I want every African-American currently incarcerated for drug "crimes" or nonviolent offenses released from prison today. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)...
  • Baltimore, a Great Society Failure

    05/01/2015 6:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2015 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Not only is this attitude highhanded, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise. President Obama doesn’t have the slightest idea how to fix Baltimore. His solutions fall back on liberal bromides going back 50 years. Dating back to the Kerner Commission after the riots of the 1960s, the Left’s go-to solution to urban problems has been more social programs. Since then, we’ve gotten more social programs — and...
  • Time to take our country back, Part 2

    04/30/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are steps we can take to return the United States to its founding principles. For starters: 1.) It is necessary to change the views of the low information voter. The Obama administration controls these people and purchases their votes by providing their benefits for “free.” The left are professionals in the creation of class warfare/envy. Welfare must be ended except in very specific, very limited cases. A healthy economy, free of the burdens deliberately placed by the left on enterprise and job creation can provide the necessary employment. The patriots of this country must be as vocal and as...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Why are we surprised at sub-human behavior in American ghettos?...

    04/29/2015 12:49:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | April 28, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Full title: Sheriff Clarke: Why are we surprised at sub-human behavior in American ghettos? Lib policies created it........Outspoken Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. blasted Baltimore rioters and the left-wing agenda he says created the powder keg that blew up into violence. On Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Clarke told the host that liberal policies, not the death of accused drug dealer Freddie Gray, are responsible for the violence in the city.
  • Baltimore: The “Ghost of Democrat Rule Future”

    04/29/2015 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Baltimore is on its way to becoming the Detroit of the South. Years of misrule, neglect and union collaboration grinding its people under the heel of socialism are coming home to roost. Baltimore is closing in on fifty years of Democrat rule. This combined with a federal administration led by a president who does not love America, is driving the town toward the kind of lawlessness that Detroit has proved that cities cannot survive. With thugs ruling its streets the city is dangerously close to falling apart. Make no mistake Baltimore is owned “lock stock and barrel” by the dysfunctional,...
  • Liberalism behind delays in deploying National Guard amid chaos in Baltimore, Ferguson

    04/29/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Deploying National Guard troops in Baltimore City was bound to happen, but when it did the same question that surfaced months ago, hundreds of miles away in Ferguson, Missouri, surfaced there: Why did it take so long? According to various reports, rioting and looting that began over the weekend and spilled over into early Tuesday morning, ostensibly in the name of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died April 12 in police custody under circumstances that remain unclear, finally prompted embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – she of “give them space to destroy” fame – to request National Guard...
  • I'm Out [liberal embraces conservatism]

    04/28/2015 11:56:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2015 | Fran Solomita
    I remember the righteous smugness I used to feel when the one conservative friend in my social circle would begin expressing his opinions at a dinner gathering. I and the other ‘enlightened’ diners would shift uncomfortably and glance at one another, rolling our eyes: "Here he goes again." My stomach would tighten with a worry not fit for the occasion. I began to feel personally offended. And the smugness sometimes boiled over into anger, as I'd listen to my friend, loyal and kind, simply share his "crazy" ideas and opinions with us.What I thought then was only my frustration with...
  • The Incredible Intolerance of Ultra-Liberals and Gays

    04/27/2015 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Gay people in America are among the most self-righteous and intolerant people there are. The most recent gay backlash against two of their own for stepping out of line shows just how deep politically correct intolerance runs in their community, especially in ultra-liberal bastions like New York. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass are two prominent gay businessmen in NYC and the owners of OUT NYC, a hotel catering primarily to gay people. Reisner is also Jewish and a supporter of Israel, and last week he hosted a small reception for Senator Ted Cruz from Texas. The dozen attendants discussed foreign...
  • Taking Our Country Back, Part 1

    04/26/2015 10:05:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/26/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    During the past weeks I have written about some of the challenges which face the United States (4 parts). I admit that much of it presents a dismal picture. I have received responses saying there is nothing we can do, that the challenges are just too great. But I disagree. There are things we can do. Change will always be painful for some, but the future well-being of the nation depends upon their implementation. Perhaps what follows is part of the answer.–JV We can take our country back. The petty insults we endure each day have nothing to do with...
  • Frat boys spit on wounded vet, urinate on American flag

    04/24/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Investigations have been launched at two universities over accusations that fraternity members taunted wounded war heroes, urinated on an American flag, and spit on a wounded veteran and his service dog in Panama City Beach, Florida. The April 17 incident, involving Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members from the University of Florida and Emory University, has infuriated residents of Panama City. [Snip] ... the fraternity members were staying in the same resort [as 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses]– and caused a night of mayhem. The college kids made derogatory comments about the warriors’ wives, threw items off balconies and desecrated...
  • Evangelical leader: Vote for Hillary Clinton, she’ll cut abortion rate in half

    04/23/2015 7:27:08 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    A national evangelical Christian leader has written that his fellow believers should vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, because she will radically reduce the abortion rate. Hillary, in whose campaign abortion industry lobbyists play a conspicuous role, favors abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy. Yet Tony Campolo believes a second Clinton presidency will halve the number of abortions nationwide. “Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent,” Campolo, a sociology professor emeritus at Eastern University, wrote in a debate on Religion News...
  • Black Murderers Matter

    04/21/2015 6:31:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    The "Black Lives Matter" campaign is based on as big a lie as the "campus rape culture" lie; the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie; the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team lie; the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Ferguson lie; and all the other lies that animate leftist hysterias. Building hysterias based on falsehoods is a primary modus operandi on the left. One can even say that without hysteria there is no left. First a lie or exaggeration is manufactured. Then it is repeated over and over by the mainstream media and...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....
  • The Liberal Vision For The Poor Vs. The Conservative Vision For The Poor

    04/21/2015 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | John Hawkins
    When liberals look at the poor, first and foremost, they see people who will vote for them in exchange for goodies. This gives liberals a perverse incentive to keep as many Americans mired in poverty as humanly possible. This is why liberals are always willing to make a government handout a little bigger, easier to qualify for, or to make sure as many people as possible are using it. They want poor people to remain poor – and no wonder. Show me a ghetto in America and I will show you an area that votes heavily Democrat despite the fact...
  • She drives us crazy: Amnesia, déjŕ-vu, fatigue and other symptoms of Hillary-related madness

    04/19/2015 1:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    ..... I’m not here to praise Hillary or to bury her: the first is unnecessary and the second impossible. I’m also not here to provide false hope for the so-called American left, which is far too mesmerized by the debased spectacle of presidential politics and is about to get patronized, bamboozled and bulldozed one more time, and I’m definitely not here to shill for the Democratic Party, whose current identity crisis is embodied with eerie precision in the personage of Hillary Clinton.Maybe you’ve heard about this: Hillary Clinton, who used to be secretary of state and before that a senator...
  • [Response to 2013 WSJ article] Cultural Catholicism and the End of Life: “You Earned It”

    04/17/2015 12:12:16 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 337 replies
    309 words of Wall Street Journal article posted on triablogue Blogspot ^ | Wall Street Journal August 29, 2013 : blog on August 30, 2013 | by PAUL MOSES Wall Street Journal copied by John Bugay
    I’ve mentioned that Roman Catholicism is so onerous because it puts its hooks in you at various times in your life – from baptism as a child, to “first confession” and “first holy communion”, then Confirmation as an early teen, then marriage, baptism of your own children, etc. It’s a programmatic cycle. There is another point at which Rome is prominent, and that is at death. As the “Baby Boom” generation continues to age and die, people will continue to be focused on this phase of life, either as people focused on the end of their own lives, or that...
  • College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food During Sci-Fi Event

    04/16/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/16/15 | Aurelius
    Stevenson College is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during "Intergalactic" night. In a letter sent out to students, the college apologized for having "a Mexican food buffet," while also featuring spaceships and aliens. The college received complaints saying the combination was racist because of the association between Mexicans and illegal immigrants. "We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and "aliens" and I am so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that," wrote Carolyn Golz, who had taken this picture of the activities before the complaints:...
  • Finally: a clear explanation of why the Left loves the death tax

    04/16/2015 8:44:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s undoubtedly too soon to begin getting your hopes up yet, but there are signs that the new GOP controlled Congress may finally be getting down to some of the regular business we were promised during the election. Plenty of fire and brimstone has been flying around both chambers over matters of foreign policy and big ticket items, but some mundane issues of importance to conservatives are still waiting on the back burner. Today, one of these should be moving forward. We’re going to have yet another vote on repealing the death tax and it’s got both teams pretty...
  • Analysis: What went wrong in the ‘Religious Freedom’ fight in Indiana and Arkansas?

    04/14/2015 6:04:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews/MassResistance ^ | 4/13/15 | Brian Camenker & Amy Contrada
    April 13, 2015 (MassResistance.org) - The mainstream pro-family movement continues to be its own worst enemy. Back in October we wrote an article, “How the pro-family movement helped spread “gay marriage” across America.” It turns out there were more failures to come.The recent surrender on the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) bills by the Governors of Indiana and Arkansas can be directly tied to the myriad bad decisions and compromises by well-meaning pro-family groups and individuals, who are sorely overmatched by the homosexual lobby in strategy, tactics, and funding.RFRA Recap: Arizona, Indiana, Arkansas Last month the Indiana legislature passed a rather bland RFRA...